Enjoy the magnificence of thousands of litres of water squeezing and surging through a 15-metre rocky gorge into heart-stirring rapids and a waterfall you'll be hard pressed not to photograph.
As if the breathtaking glory of Ninety Mile Beach wasn’t enough, right at the northern end, near the Te Paki Stream, are some seriously steep and seriously fun sand dunes.
If you’re a grown-up Kiwi and you haven’t been here yet: shame, bro!
Savour native woodland and gardens of the world beyond through beautifully curated spaces inspired by Europe, India and Asia.
Relax and rejuvenate in the most laid-back harbour hub imaginable.
Marvel at pods of wild dolphins, migratory orca, seals and blue penguins in the pristine big blue yonder.
Tip your hat to architect Herbert Hall of Timaru who harnessed the iconic, neo-Georgian style and grandeur of European mountain and Canadian lakeside chateaus and delivered the goods in full to the foot of Ruapehu.
Ride in the hard-fought footsteps of early loggers along an old bush tramway through ancient podocarp forest, riding over some of New Zealand's longest and highest suspension bridges while you're at it.